Don't Be Afraid if I Hug You (Se ti abbraccio non aver paura)

Documentary

Caribbean Premiere

Cast: Franco Antonello, Andrea Antonello


Franco has an autistic son, Andrea. When Andrea turned 18, father and son decided to cross the United States with a motorbike. From that adventure, the writer Fulvio Ervas wrote the book Don't be afraid if I hug you, that in 2019 became a movie directed by Academy Award Winner Gabriele Salvatores. During the production of the movie, we decided to take Franco and Andrea and put them again on a motorbike, to cross all Europe to Africa, to arrive in the desert of Sahara. Creating a new documentary about autism, about the relationship between a father and son, and dedicated to a man that decided to never give up.

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Niccolò Maria Pagani

Italy / 2020, 56 mins


Thursday, January 7 / 4:30pm

Saturday, January 9 / 11:00am


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My Blood Is Red (Meu Sangue é Vermelho)

Documentary

Cast: Criolo, Sonia Guajajara, Vincent Carelli

Caribbean Premiere


A young indigenous poet and rapper search for identity in the violent landscape of Brazil’s indigenous genocide. Trailer

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Marcelo Vogelaar, Thiago Dezan, Graciela Guarani, Alexandre Pankararu

Brazil, U.K. / 2019, 86 mins


Friday, January 8 / 4:00pm

Sunday, January 10 / 11:00am


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Piano to Zanskar

Documentary

Cast: Desmond O'Keeffe, Harald Hagegard,  Kristina Nadler,  Anna Ray

Caribbean Premiere


A retired piano tuner from London attempts to deliver a 100-year old piano to a remote Himalayan school, situated in one of the most isolated settlements in the world. If successful, it will be the highest piano delivery in history.

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Michal Sulima

Himalayas / UK / 2018, 86 mins


Wednesday, January 6 / 3:30pm

Friday, January 8 / 8:30pm


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Sapelo

Documentary

Cast: Cornelia Walker Bailey

Caribbean Premiere

On the barrier island of Sapelo, two brothers, JerMarkest and Johnathan, are growing up in the last remaining enclave of the Saltwater Geechee people. Their greatest joy is exploring the island like their adoptive mother, Cornelia Walker Bailey, did as a child. As Sapelo’s storyteller and elder matriarch, she works to preserve what remains of this unique community established by her ancestors. Reflecting on the complicated splendor of her youth, Cornelia strives to shepherd her young sons through theirs. At the dawn of adolescence, the brothers inherit her hope but begin to clash with each other and the wider world. Trailer

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Nick Brandestini

USA. Switzerland / 2020, 91 mins


Monday, January 4 / 5:15pm

Sunday, January 10 / 11:30am


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